Les Brown (born 1945) is a motivational speaker. Born into poverty and abandoned as a child, Les Brown has gone on to become one of America’s best-known and highest-paid motivational speakers.
His company, Les Brown Unlimited Inc., has made millions of dollars from the sale of motivational materials to a variety of audiences, from Fortune 500 executives to special education students and prisoners. [*]
Here are 30 Les Brown quotes to help you find your inner greatness and live your dreams:
Inspirational Les Brown Quotes
A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.
Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.
Goals help you channel your energy into action.
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
Honor your commitments with integrity.
I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames.
If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.
If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up.
If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.
If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.
In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait.
It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.
Just because Fate doesn’t deal you the right cards, it doesn’t mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.
Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.
Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.
Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.
Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.
Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.
There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.
You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.
You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.
You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.
Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.
Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.
Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.